New York: Beyonce and Adele's new music are sure to earn multiple Grammy nominations, but before that they are celebrating with Emmy nominations.
Adele Live In New York City and Beyonce's Lemonade — her album that was accompanied with an HBO special featuring music videos for each track — earned Emmy nominations for outstanding variety special.
Each of the singers' specials earned four nominations.
Beyonce is nominated for outstanding directing for a variety special with Lemonade, which she shares with co-director Kahlil Joseph. Lemonade is also up for outstanding picture editing for a variety special and production design for a variety, nonfiction, event or award special.
Adele's special aired on NBC last year and featured live performances of songs from her earth-shattering comeback album, 25. It will also compete for outstanding directing for a variety special; lighting direction for a variety special; and technical direction, camerawork, video control for a limited series, movie or special.
Other nominees competing for outstanding variety special alongside Beyonce and Adele include The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special; The Kennedy Center Honors; and Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, which was directed by actor Chris Rock.